Highs and Lows

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  1. J. Smith says:

    You know what’s funny….Sierra has the EXACT SAME pattern. It has taken me a few years to catch on that it’s her pattern, but it has happened often enough now that I hope I will recognize it next time. It’s so frustrating because a child’s new skill is like a new toy for Mommy. My inclination when it goes away is to push, push for it to come back, but that only makes the wait longer, the resistance greater. She needs to do the skill on her own terms, when SHE wants to, not when anyone else (especially Mom) wants her to. You are right. Not doing a skill is totally communicating.

  2. Heather says:

    Jen – That’s so interesting for me to hear as I never even considered this pattern for a neuro-typical child. I suppose that makes it “normal”, though still frustrating.

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